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Marlena : a novel

Buntin, Julie, author.,
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"An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other's for decades. Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat's new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena's orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts -- first drink, first cigarette, first kiss -- while Marlena's habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past. Alive with an urgent, unshakable tenderness, Julie Buntin's Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink. "--

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  • 4 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Buntin (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300109010
Available
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Dansville Public Library FIC BUN (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300461174
Available
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Geneva Public Library BUNTIN (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300851414
Checked out
11/27/2017
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300325894
Available
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Newark Public Library FIC BUN (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300793371
Checked out
12/07/2017
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC BUN (Text)
Adult Fiction
31846002733904
Available
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